HMS Face Masks Available

Get your HMS face mask today! We only have 20 left (white with blue logos left in stock) in Teen Sizes. Blue masks are sold out but can be special ordered. Larger sizes can be custom ordered. Contact us at vpfunding@hmspto.org to place an order. Masks are $12 each.

 

Save the Date: Friday, 9/18 PTO Meeting & Questions w/Mr. Pena

The first PTO meeting of the new school year will be held on Friday, 9/18 at 9 a.m. via Zoom. It is an important meeting because we will be approving the 20-21 year PTO budget and Mr. Pena will spend the time answering the questions that are most pressing for you.

The budget can be found here: hmspto.org. To submit a question to Mr. Pena, please fill out the attached form.

Further details will be coming next week so stay on the lookout for the weekly eBlast!

 

Join the PTO!

If you haven’t already joined the PTO when registering your student through Skyward and SchoolPay, please do so today. The PTO provides many benefits including access to the online directory, volunteer opportunities, and a forum for your voice to be heard.

General PTO meetings will be held every other month on the 2nd Friday of that month starting at 9 a.m. We will be meeting on Zoom. The first PTO meeting is Friday, 9/18 at 9 a.m.

Visit hmspto.org/registration to register!

6th Grade Back to School Day, Monday, 8/17

Back-to-School Day August 17, 2020

Calling all 6th-grade students and parents – join us for Back-to-Schoool Day at HMS on Monday, August 17th. Students may sign up for a 45-minute time slot, during which time they will turn in their iPads (returning D181 students), receive their Google Chromebooks, and attend a brief orientation with Principal Ruben Pena. Afterward, students and parents will take a guided tour of the building. Students will not be receiving schedules or locker assignments at this time, so there is no need to bring school supplies or any materials other than their school-issued iPad.

Please sign up for your time slot using the signup below. Times start at 9am and the last sign-up is at 7pm. Due to restrictions on gatherings, we can only allow each student to attend with one parent/adult. Additional details about entrance and exit procedures will be communicated prior to the 17th. Be sure to check the weekly HMS PTO eblasts and communications for more information.

Date: 08/17/2020 (Mon.)

100 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521

HMS Spirit Wear Garage Sale, 8/17 from 9am-1pm

Monday, August 17th
9am-1pm
Lawn outside the HMS Doors by the NEW Garage Entrance

Calling ALL students!! We will be selling a wide assortment of HMS spirit wear. Get some new items for your child to showcase their school spirit whether learning in school or at home.

We also will be selling HMS face masks! These are teen sizes and have the Spartan logo on them. A great and necessary item for these days!

All interactions will be contactless, please wear a mask. Preferred payment via Paypal or Venmo. Checks will be accepted. NO CASH Please!

We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

 

6th Grade Back to School Day, Monday 8/17

Back-to-School Day August 17, 2020

Calling all 6th-grade students and parents – join us for Back-to-Schoool Day at HMS on Monday, August 17th. Students may sign up for a 45-minute time slot, during which time they will turn in their iPads (returning D181 students), receive their Google Chromebooks, and attend a brief orientation with Principal Ruben Pena. Afterward, students and parents will take a guided tour of the building. Students will not be receiving schedules or locker assignments at this time, so there is no need to bring school supplies or any materials other than their school-issued iPad.

Please sign up for your time slot using the signup below. Times start at 9am and the last sign-up is at 7pm. Due to restrictions on gatherings, we can only allow each student to attend with one parent/adult. Additional details about entrance and exit procedures will be communicated prior to the 17th. Be sure to check the weekly HMS PTO eblasts and communications for more information.

Date: 08/17/2020 (Mon.)

100 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521

HMS Spirit Wear Garage Sale, 8/17 from 9am-1pm

Monday, August 17th
9am-1pm
Lawn outside the HMS school doors

We will be selling a wide assortment of HMS spirit wear. Get some new items for your child to showcase their school spirit whether learning in school or at home.

We also will be selling HMS face masks! These are teen sizes and have the Spartan logo on them. A great and necessary item for these days!

 

Thank You for an Unforgettable Year

As this unusual, but memorable, school year draws to a close, I would like to take a minute to thank everyone who chaired or volunteered on a PTO committee this past year, and especially our Executive Board members, who I was so honored to serve with this year. I am so grateful for your support and for the time you dedicated to enhancing the middle school experience for our students. An extra special thank you, as well, to our eblast editors for getting the news out each and every week to keep everyone informed and up to date. And many thanks to our HMS staff and teachers for all that they did to make this a wonderful year for our students, despite the unique challenges they faced along the way.
If you have a recent 8th grade graduate, congratulations, and best wishes in high school. To those of you with children starting their first year at HMS in the fall, we extend a warm welcome to your family and we look forward to seeing you, and all of our returning students, in the fall.
This will be our last eblast until we start back up at the end of July. In the meantime, please feel free to visit our website at www.hmspto.org for any information you might need. We look forward to seeing you at Back To School Day on Monday August 17th. Until then, best wishes for a fun, relaxing, and safe summer!

Karin Rohn
HMS PTO President
2019-2020